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The People Saying We Can't Afford To Make College Free Spent $5.6 Trillion On A Pointless War: 07/17/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - BuzzFeed

Ideas like Medicare for all are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.

Trump’S Complaints About Nato Defense Spending Don’T Add Up: 07/12/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune

Of course, we don’t need Europe to spend more to justify spending less on our military. There’s already plenty to cut without compromising national security. A Department of Defense study found $125 billion in wasteful bureaucratic spending in the Pentagon—and was quietly buried until reporters at TheWashington Post dug it up.

Snapshots Of Our Bloated Military Budget: 06/22/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - The Nation

The Pentagon has seriously misplaced priorities.

The Gop’S New Tax Plan: A Distraction That Could Throw The Midterm Elections: 06/21/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

President Trump and conservative congressional leaders are talking up a new incarnation of their 2017 tax plan that they say would come to a vote in Congress before the midterm elections.

The Military Industrial Drain: 06/14/2018

Robert Reich - Robert Reich

As Trump stokes tensions around the world, he’s adding fuel to the fire by demanding even more Pentagon spending. It’s a dangerous military buildup intended to underwrite endless wars and enrich defense contractors, while draining money from investment in the American people.

Diplomacy Is Better Than War In North Korea: 06/12/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Common Dreams

If you’re against war, the Singapore Summit is a good development.

Social Insecurity: 06/06/2018

Stacey Vanek Smith & Cardiff Garcia - NPR's The Indicator

As baby boomers retire, the Social Security equation is changing. Today on the show, we look at possible fixes.

'Astronomical' Cost Of War: Average Us Taxpayer Sent $3,456 To Pentagon Last Year And Just $39 To The Epa: 04/17/2018

Jake Johnson - Common Dreams

"Congress appropriates more for U.S. military spending than the next eight countries combined, but year after year refuses to adequately invest in access to quality education and healthcare for millions of Americans."

Tax Day 2018: A Bonanza For Corporations And The Military: 04/17/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

Individuals will contribute five times as much in income taxes to the federal government as corporations do. It wasn't always this way. Corporations used to pay more income taxes than individuals did. In 1943, for example, corporations contributed 40 percent of federal revenues, compared to just 9 percent today.